Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
. reports from deborah patta, mark phillips, and michelle miller. anthony mason on the best jobs report since the great recession. but what kind of jobs is the economy creating? an ice storm causes havoc in the middle of the country. manuel bojorquez is there. and allen pizzey on the years that made the man. >> for 18 of the 27 years he spent in prison, nelson mandela walked down this corridor everyday and at the end of that walk there was no freedom, there was this. >> reporter: with bob simon on the moment he was free. >> after 27 years, his head was high and his fist was clenched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the south african government announced today that the state funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
which we're so thankful. so on behalf of malia, sasha, marion, the first lady michelle plus bo and sunny i want to wish everybody a merry christmas and a joyful holiday season. god bless you. god bless our troops. god bless the united states of america. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the president offers a message of hope and peace on this rainy 90th national christmas tree lighting evening, a holiday tradition here. you heard him just give a message there, but we thought you might enjoy seeing him actually flip the switch with the first family. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> even with the raindrops fogging the lens you can't mistake that. that is the national christmas tree on the ellipse. every year we do it and every year we think it's the best it's ever been. >> better and better. >> remember the one that blew over? they got rid of that. >> you're the only one who thought the tree was haggard. >> it was doing just a half lean. now it's all erect and beautiful and it will be covered with snow potentially. >> or ice. >> it could be sleet or snow. >> what effect will that ha
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
lady michele obama helped usher in the christmas season with the help of members of the military. but the event will be remembered by some for the behavior of the first pooches. beau and sonny. sonny encountered 2-year-old crystyn at the ceremony. she was fine. her parents took in in stride. >> he hit me and bumped me. >> she is fine. she is an alabama-text girl. alabama dad, texas mom. so we recover quick. >> she's tough. that's right. the first lady tugged sonny's leash and tried to remain composed. she was unfazed by the knockdown. she tried to feed the white house's -- she even tried to feed beau candy. >>> saying grace sold for a record $46 million at sotheby's auction on wednesday. the selling price was nearly three times higher than the previous auction record for a late artist. saying grace as you see right there feature as boy praying with an elderly woman in a crowded restaurant. it originally appeared on the thk issue cover of the saturday evening post in 19 -- [indiscernible] it was part of seven of rockwell's works that were for sale. two of them the gossips and walking t
Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
train was going before it jumped the tracks. jeff pegues, don dahler, and michelle miller are on the story. >> reporter: how scary were those few seconds? >> scariest moments of my life. >> pelley: today the health care web site was supposed to be fixed. wyatt andrews on how it's working. amazon experiments with delivery by drone. mark strassmann on the coming wave of pie letless planes. and jim axelrod introduces us to math genius john urschel who sure knows how to divide a defensive line. >> i feel like it's what i'm here to do. >> reporter: which one, the football or the math? >> both. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, well, the curve was sharp and the train was going way too fast. late today, federal investigators say that the commuter train was bolting down the track at 82 miles an hour as it approaches the 30 miles an hour zone in the bronx, new york, early yesterday. cars from the metro north train flew off the tracks and nearly into the harlem river. four people were killed. some were thrown from the train.
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
lady michelle obama, the clintons, oprah will all join world leaders for mandela's state funeral next sunday. this sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. tuesday will be the official public memorial. here in the u.s. the president did order flags to fly at half staff until sunday in honor of the former south african president. >>> the most visual outpouring of grief and celebration of his life is taking place outside mandela's home in a suburb of johannesburg. alphonso van marsh is there. >> reporter: people streamed down the streets toward nelson mandela's johannesburg home singing songs of praise, prayer and freedom. they gathered to pay tribute to the former south african president who died at 95 surrounded by family not far from here. this man says he's not mourning. >> i get to celebrate his life. we cry among our joy and laugh and remember the good. >> reporter: some gave speeches. while others led group prayers remembering the man who ushered in democracy for all of south africa's people. >> deep in our heart and minds and ears. >> reporter
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
to learn from him. to my his family michelle and i ex -- to his family, michelle and i share our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most and i only home the time spent with it him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people in south africa we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself, that's an example to the world and that's madeva's legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
dahler, and michelle miller are on the story. >> reporter: how scary were those few seconds? >> scariest moments of my life. >> pelley: today the health care web site was supposed to be fixed. wyatt andrews on how it's working. amazon experiments with delivery by drone. mark strassmann on the coming wave of pie letless planes. and jim axelrod introduces us to math genius john urschel who sure knows how to divide a defensive line. >> i feel like it's what i'm here to do. >> reporter: which one, the football or the math? >> both.